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Thursday, March 19 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Self-Releasing for Success

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Historically, the self-release has been the last bastion of the unsigned artist. You shop your demos around to labels and don’t get any bites, so you bite the bullet yourself and foot the bill, just to get the thing out there. But in the last 10 years, as the industry has been reformed time and time again, things have changed. For artists large and small, and at every stage of their careers, self-releasing is more than just a viable alternative to a label deal, it’s a much better option. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of self-releasing, strategies for a successful self-release, and prognosticate on the future of artist-owned recordings in the music industry of tomorrow.

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Rachel Cragg

Director of A&R and Artist Management, Nettwerk Music Group
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Ben Hubbird

Digital Mktg & Label Rel, CD Baby
Ben Hubbird is a native Oregonian and lifelong musician. In 2008 he walked away from a career in community organizing and took a job at CD Baby where he is now in charge of Digital Promotions and Label Relations. Since then he's strived to help independent, working-class musicians... Read More →
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Andrew Jervis

Chief Curator, Bandcamp
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Benji Rogers

Pres & Founder, PledgeMusic
Benji Rogers is currently President of PledgeMusic, the global direct-to-fan company he co-founded in 2008 and ran as CEO until 2014. A public speaker, investor, and musician from London and New York, Rogers co-founded Radiary Creations in 2014 and is an advisor to a multitude of... Read More →

Thursday March 19, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
ACC Room 9BC

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